20th- 23rdEqual hours of sunlight and darkness, before the northern hemisphere starts its descent into darkness.
This is a time of farewell and gratitude for the Summer that has been.
At this time, our ancestors saw the Lady who is the Spirit of the Land stand before her people with the full bounty of her Harvest. Here is the reward of labour and reverence of the Land. This is the fulfilled promise of the days of Spring and Summer. This is a time of wonder and gratitude for the gifts the Lady showers down upon her people.
This time of the turning of the Light into Darkness, is the Reckoning of the Year, for Harvest is now complete and the portions are set to feed folk and animals through the cold dark days that lie ahead. As we step forward into the darkening days.